Courtesy SCOT TUCKER/SFBAY.CANewly appointed SF Bulls captain Scott Langdon gets in his second fight with a Bakersfield Condor during Sunday's game at the Cow Palace.

Courtesy SCOT TUCKER/SFBAY.CANewly appointed SF Bulls captain Scott Langdon gets in his second fight with a Bakersfield Condor during Sunday's game at the Cow Palace.

Defenseman Scott Langdon bestowed captain honors for SF Bulls

Coach Pat Curcio named defenseman Scott Langdon as the San Francisco Bulls new team captain before the team headed off to Boise for this week’s contests against the Idaho Steelheads.

Langdon, who leads the team in the plus-minus department (+12), is now the second captain in franchise history.

“He’s a guy who always plays with a heart on his sleeve,” Curcio said. “He does whatever it takes to win the game: he fights, sticks up for his teammates, blocks shots. Winning means more to him than anything else and that’s the kind person I want our young guys to follow.”

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Langdon said Curcio dropped the news on Sunday before the team jumped on the bus.

“He didn’t tell me he was going to do it, he just kind of came into the room and announced it,” he said. “I just told the boys, ‘nothing is going to change.’ I usually lead through actions rather than talk.”

Langdon said when he speaks up, the purpose will be to light a fire in the locker room.

“I’m the type of player who tries to get the boys fired up rather than to discipline guys. I want to motivate that team in a positive way,” he said.

Ouellet gets an “A”: Langdon’s promotion left an opening at the assistant captain position and Curcio filled the void by giving an “A” to rookie Dean Ouellet.

Ouellet is tied for the team lead in goals (23), he’s second in points scored (42) and the total is also second-best among ECHL rookies.  

But Curcio said Ouellet earned the honor by taking the team’s new French-speaking players, Christian Ouellet (unrelated) and Sebastien Trudeau, under his wing.

“What inspired me wasn’t his ability to score goals,” Curcio said. “He speaks French and he helps those guys, he sticks up for them. Just those little things that he was doing there, I thought, this guy’s a leader. I wanted him to have a letter for it.”

Tam returns: The Bulls’ blue line is receiving a boost with the return of Mikael Tam from the AHL Worcester Sharks.

Tam is making his third stint with the club because the San Jose Sharks sent Matt Irwin and Nick Petrecki down to Worcester after Brent Burns and Jason Demers returned to the lineup.

Curcio said the addition will help the eighth-place Bulls (18-24-1-6) as they enter the stretch run of the Kelly Cup playoff race.

“I have a smile from ear-to-ear today,” Curcio said. “He just gives us so much.”

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